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CJEU Ruling – Case C-362-14.


The ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of 06.10.2015 (Case C-362-14) has declared the European Commission’s Decision 2000/520/EC (“Safe Harbor Decision”) invalid, thus rendering said decision as no longer being a legitimate ground for transferring data to the USA. Further to said ruling, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (“Comissão Nacional de Protecção de Dados” or “CNPD”) has determined, on 23.10.2015 (, that the data controllers (in Portugal) who were transferring data to the USA under authorizations issued by the CNPD grounded on that Decision are required to suspend personal data flows in this context.

Portugal - Online Gaming Legislation


The Portuguese legal regime regulating and liberalizing online gambling, gaming and sports betting has been enacted and entered into force on 28th. June 2015. This legal regime, in addition to allowing and regulating online gambling, gaming and sports betting in Portugal (so far prohibited) will also allow foreign and national players to play in Portugal. Essentially, this regime is a liberal model but extensively regulated. It will allow the grant of licenses without limit and does not establish exclusive.

2015 IADC European Regional Meeting


IADC (International Association of Defense Counsel) is a lawyer’s organization founded in Chicago in 1920 particularly engaged in the discussion of dispute resolution matters. IADC develop also activity in Europe and an annual meeting is held in an European country. Two partners of Barrocas are active members of IADC.

Post-audit actions of the ongoing audit


1. The Central Bank (Banco de Portugal) decided in July 2014 to commission Deloitte to audit the accounts of Banco Espírito Santo Group. At a later stage, the market regulator joined this audit, which is still not concluded. 2. The main purpose of the audit is to check on the possibility that illegal financial operations might have been conducted by the Group and/or by its management members. 3. Once the audit is complete, the resulting reports will be part of the files already opened at the Central Bank as to the possible existence of unlawful actions or omissions that fall within the Central Bank’s jurisdiction. 4. If this is the case, any possible criminal action or omission that may have occurred will be participated to the criminal authorities. 5. For this reason, the audit reports shall not be made available to the public.